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WW1 Memorial Design Competition - Announcement press conference


Date: May 21, 2015

On May 21, 2015, the United State World War One Centennial Commission held a press conference to announce an international design competition for a new national World War One Memorial to be located on Pennsylvania Avenue, 1 block from the White House in Washington, DC.
The memorial will serve as both a dynamic urban space and, more importantly, a fitting memorial to a generation of veterans whose service and sacrifice were no less valorous and heroic than that of the veterans of later wars – the generation that were the fathers and mothers of "the greatest generation."

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